Vegan Funfetti Pancakes

March 16, 2015

Fun fact: I have at least 8 different songs I sing about pancakes on a regular basis. But really, anyone who knows me shouldn’t be surprised. I sing almost everything I do. Feeding my cats? There’s a 100 songs for that. Driving over a bridge? There’s a song for that. Sad? No! Quirky and adorable? Obviously.

Vegan Funfetti Pancakes @hiddenfruitnveg

One ingredient that’s a must for my pancakes is almond milk, but somehow there’s no almond milk song (get on that, internet). Almond milk is perfect for pancakes because it’s lower in calories than regular milk and transforms what are basically dessert disks into a healthier food. I also love to buy the shelf stable variety, so there’s no chance I’m ever out of milk when a pancake craving strikes. Because honestly, I don’t think I’ve ever made pancakes without some kind of milk. And I’ve made a lot of pancakes.

Vegan Funfetti Pancakes @hiddenfruitnveg

I took advantage of the vanilla flavored milk to make extra vanilla-y pancakes. Adding extra vanilla, for me, always makes things tastes like funfetti, but there’s only so much vanilla extract you can add. If you go overboard, your pancakes just have a weird, alcohol (in a bad way) flavor. By combining vanilla extract with vanilla almond milk, there’s nothing but delightful vanilla flavor in a vehicle that’s acceptable to eat for breakfast even though it’s packed full of sprinkles.

5.0 from 2 reviews

Vegan Funfetti Pancakes
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Serves: 10 pancakes

  • 1½ c white whole wheat flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • ½ – 1 tsp salt
  • 4 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp flax meal (I used golden flax)
  • 1½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1½ c unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 2 – 4 tbsp melted buttery spread or butter (optional), cooled
  • 4 – 6 tbsp rainbow sprinkles (Jimmies)
  • Sugar sprinkles (optional)

  1. Preheat a griddle or nonstick pan to 300 degrees F.
  2. Whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, sugar, and flax.
  3. Add the vanilla, milk, and butter (if using) and stir until almost combined.
  4. Stir in the rainbow sprinkles until just combined.
  5. Spritz the griddle with nonstick spray. Pour the batter on the griddle by the ¼ c to make 8 – 10 pancakes, working in batches if necessary.
  6. These pancakes don’t always form bubbles on top, so check the bottoms after a few minutes and flip when golden, cooking the other side until golden.
  7. Serve topped with more sprinkles, sugar sprinkles, or your favorite pancake toppings.

For vegan pancakes, use vegan butter or omit. Make sure your sprinkles are vegan.
Nutritional estimate uses 4 tbsp sprinkles and 2 tbsp of butter.

Nutrition Information
Serving size: 2 – 3 pancakes Calories: 330 Fat: 10 Carbohydrates: 54 Fiber: 6 Protein: 7

Vegan Funfetti Pancakes @hiddenfruitnvegThis post is sponsored by Almond Breeze Almondmilk. I received free product for the purposes of review, but seriously guys I love this stuff. All opinions and text are my own.

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    Kara Sep 20, 2015

    I just made these and they were amazing! I used whole wheat pastry flour, and skipped the butter/margarine. I used a Mickey Mouse pancake mold which helped them get super fluffy and tall. They are great topped with peanut butter and chocolate chips (to make a Mickey Mouse face!) with a cup of vanilla almond milk on the side. Thank you for the wonderful recipe!

    Ashleigh @Being Cheap is Easy Apr 07, 2015

    YUM! I am adding this to my list! I also sing songs…and now my girls do the same. My husband thinks we’re craaaazy. 🙂

    Megan - The Emotional Baker Mar 20, 2015

    I’m not the best pancake maker, but I love trying new recipes, especially vegan ones with sprinkles!

    Izzy Mar 19, 2015

    Haha, I love that you sing about everything!! I wanna hear your cat feeding songs! That is such a great idea to use vanilla flavored almond milk, I bet it makes them taste so good!! I want these funfetti pancakes right now 🙂

    Sarah @ Making Thyme for Health Mar 18, 2015

    How can there be no almond milk song?! It’s the best milk of all. 🙂

    These pancakes are beautiful and sound delicious. Perfect for a birthday breakfast!

      Kelly Mar 22, 2015

      There’s actually an “ughhh how did I let myself run out of almond milk??” song. It’s normally sang when I’m halfway into a recipe and is speckled with profanities 😉

    Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl Mar 17, 2015

    Yum, yum, yum!!! I am a sucker for funfetti cupcakes, so obviously funfetti pancakes sound awesome. Major bonus that they are vegan! Also, I just have to say that I’m obsessed with the word “jimmies.” I always just called them sprinkles when I was growing up, so I’m kind of in love with that word haha!

      Kelly Mar 17, 2015

      I wonder what a guy named Jimmy did to get a type of sprinkles named after him! New life goal.

    Gail Mar 16, 2015

    Aha, it is 8 songs for pancakes and 100 for cats. You must have the happiest life ever. I have a lot of wonderful cats, though they aren’t always wonderful.

      Kelly Mar 17, 2015

      Sometimes the songs are really just the words “Get off the counter!” or “Stop scratching that!” set to the tune of a pop song with a couple rhyming phrases thrown in. My wonderful cats are only sometimes wonderful, too 😉

    cheri Mar 16, 2015

    Hi Kelly, 100 songs about pancakes, you must sing all the time. Love these pancakes they look festive!

      Kelly Mar 17, 2015

      It’s just one of those (probably annoying) things I do — I sing almost everything. Hard to be mad when you’re singing a song about pancakes, right?